Last night’s Pic of the Day — a photo of a violinist playing in the Stop & Shop parking lot, raising money to pay medical and other bills — tugged at heartstrings.
It may also have been a scam.
Several readers commented — publicly and privately — that “musicians” like these are not always what they seem. Their bow strings don’t always match up, and they may lack vibrato.
Jonathan Prager linked to a YouTube video, with an investigative report from a Texas TV station.
The Pic of the Day may have to go back to Compo sunsets.
You can’t fake those.